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The Command Line Podcast

A regularly published podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.



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The Command Line Podcast
Oct 22, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the practice of code review, especially when it is challenging.
Topics: podcast, practice of programming
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Oct 1, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I mentioned my new podcasting project for which I have set up a Patreon if you are interested, it will be an interview driven podcast about beer. In the feature for this episode, I reflect on my experiences being mentored and as a mentor.
Topics: podcast, mentoring
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Sep 10, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I ponder motivation and energy.
Topics: podcast, motivation, energy, practice of programming
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Aug 20, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I explore the value and appeal of complex learning curves.
Topics: learning, podcast, profession of programming
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Aug 6, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I unpack some of my own experiences of the evolutionary trend that has results in Docker.
Topics: podcast, feature, docker, virtualization, devops
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Jul 23, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the how frustration can be effectively channeled by building surprising tools, for yourself and your fellow developers.
Topics: podcast, feature, programming, practice of programming
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Jul 9, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the trade offs between dedicating to a single programming language or stack and embracing being a programming polyglot.
Topics: podcast, feature, programming, practice of programming, profession of programming, programming...
The Command Line Podcast
Jun 25, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A long overdue episode on Internet exceptionalism and radical acceptance.
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Jun 11, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In another off the cuff episode, I share some thoughts on practice, mastery and goals.
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May 28, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I offer a bit of a stream of consciousness on the state of the podcast, over a decade of history, and thoughts for the future.
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May 7, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the privacy rules repeal at the FCC and the fight starting to shape up again over network neutrality. Important, clear background on the FCC privacy rules repeal Detailed coverage of the House vote to repeal FCC privacy rules The limits of using a VPN to protect your privacy Think twice about signal jamming ISPs tracking Guide and recommendations for privacy protection by VPN Senate dem questions Pai on FCC net neutrality roll back...
Topics: podcast, fcc, priacy, network neutrality
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Apr 23, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I share some thoughts on why it is remains important to be engaged as a digital citizen.
Topics: podcast, feature, citizenry
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Feb 13, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace Why the Policy Fight over Encryption Is at an Impasse SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret Moore's law really is dead this...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
Jan 16, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: EFF Confirms: T-Mobile's Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video T-Mobile chief: Video throttling claim 'bullshit' As Its CEO Continues To Claim It Doesn't Throttle, T-Mobile Spokesperson Confirms Company Throttles John Legere apologizes to EFF for mocking group in throttling debate Clarifying The Bullshit From John Legere:...
Topics: podcast, news
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Jan 3, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer Choice Tracing the Dynabook China Using US Encryption Fight To Defend Its New Encryption Backdoor Mandate Comcast Cap Blunder Highlights How Nobody Is Ensuring Broadband Meters Are Accurate New York is finally installing its promised public gigabit Wi-Fi After A Decade Of Waiting For Verizon, Town Builds Itself Gigabit...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
Dec 19, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. I am also thinking about attending this year's LibrePlanet , in March. Please consider donating to their scholarship fund to help attendees who might not otherwise be able to go to join the event and learn more about Free Software and the community that uses and supports it. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught...
Topics: podcast, news
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Dec 13, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Microsoft to Open Source A Key Piece of Its Web Browser The Seriously Wacky Way Cosmologists Say We Could Encrypt Data A New Deal for Broadband Access Will Be A Key Issue in 2016 A great, low-tech hack for teaching high-tech skills The End of Internet...
Topics: podcast, news
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Nov 28, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I share an essay on how I realized I have been living up to my motto more than I thought. You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more. You can follow my random podcast items on HuffDuffer too.
Topics: podcast, essay
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Nov 22, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: David Cameron capitulates to terror, proposes Britain's USA Patriot Act Congressman: To stop ISIS, let's shut down websites and social media Carnegie Mellon Says It Was Subpoenaed-And Not Paid-For Research On Breaking Tor Tor is getting a major security upgrade The Internet Will Always Suck FCC Refuses To Force Websites To Adhere To 'Do Not Track,' And That's A...
Topics: podcast, news
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Nov 15, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine Microsoft open sources its machine learning toolkit < DOJ won’t help FCC fight state laws that harm municipal broadband Supreme Court declines to decide whether you need a warrant to get cell site data Sorry, MPAA, Court Rejects Your Plan For A Secret SOPA At The ITC Blocked! Beware of...
Topics: podcast, news
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Nov 8, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Harvard Law Launches Project To Put Every Court Decision Online For Free A better way to profile multithreaded programs The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad Website to help you choose a license for your open source projects British government will (unsuccessfully) ban end-to-end encryption The Single Biggest Mistake Programmers Make Every Day Scan a book in five...
Topics: podcast, news
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Oct 31, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Botnets running on CCTVs and NASs Nina Paley Argues Why Copyright Is Brain Damage Mozilla Launches Open Source Support Program Five Things Old Programmers Should Remember Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life Here’s How to Start Closing Silicon Valley’s Age Gap EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are...
Topics: podcast, news
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Oct 24, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Steel -- Open-source command-line password manage pass -- the standard unix password manager The Universal Design Machines That Can See Depression on a Person's Face With goal of universal HTTPS, Let's Encrypt reaches important milestone Let's Encrypt Enters Private Beta Silicon Valley, We Have An Age Problem: Let's Start Fixing It Here How Can We Achieve Age...
Topics: podcast, news
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Oct 17, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: A Good Vimrc Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself Open Source Micro-purchasing: An experiment in federal acquisition Geeks vs. Suits: What's the Real Difference between 18F and USDS? Aurous, the Popcorn Time of music, is already being sued Whatever You Think Of The RIAA's Lawsuit Over Aurous, Shouldn't We Be Concerned That It's...
Topics: podcast, news
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Apr 22, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is fritterware . The feature this week is a rant digging into the risks of a proposal to the W3C for inclusion in the HTML standard, EME, which would bring DRM and all its problems to the core technology underpinning the web. View the detailed show notes online .
Topics: podcast, feature
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Apr 16, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a couple of shout outs. First, friend of the podcast Ed Piskor has a new book coming out in the fall, Hip Hop Family Tree , the comics collected therein he has been syndicating freely thus far . Also an event series that may answer some of what I addressed in my NELF 2013 talk. This week's security alerts are smashing your old phone may be the best way to destroy its data and researchers looking to replace passwords with...
Topics: podcast, news
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Apr 1, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. Listener feedback came from Paul who pointed out that something similar to camouflaged links is already possible and asked again if the legitimate uses outweigh or at least change the feasibility of warning users when scripting alters link behaviors on web pages. The feature this week is an event recording of the talk I have a couple weekends back at NELF 2013. I mentioned Aaron Swartz...
Topics: podcast, feature
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Mar 25, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Jonathan for inviting me to North East Linux Fest and all the friends, acquaintances and listeners I got to spend time with. In a Linux fest state of mind, I've been asked to let you all know the call for submissions is now open for Ohio Linux Fest . This week's security alerts are two new attacks on SSL/TLS and camouflaging links . In this week's news, why a geek dad hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play Pauline ,...
Topics: podcast, news
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Mar 13, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is now hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an event recording of Cory Doctorow from his recent book tour for "Homeland", the sequel to "Little Brother". Special thanks to Busboys and Poets and Teaching for Change for setting up a space in DC for his talk. View the detailed show notes online .
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Feb 18, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I include a quick review for a couple of gadgets I am trying in a laptop-less experiment: a mini keyboard and an external battery with a solar panel . The former was recommended in The Secret Lair's gift guide from last year . The hacker word of the week this week is frink . The feature this week is a contemplation of the definition of the term and experience of being a hacker. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is news cast 216, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on the badge experiment. This week's security alerts are diffusing botnet control makes them more robust and bad passwords and the economics around perpetuating them . In this week's news open source could make attackers' jobs easier , understanding the real risks of Android fragmentation , programmers should stop being smart-alecks , and heated atomic force microscopes for 12nm graphene elements . Following...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is feetch feetch . The feature this week is an Inner Chapter consider the question of why programming is hard. In it, I mention " Dreaming in Code " by Scott Rosenberg, an interview about the CHAOS reports , Kolmogorov complexity , Jordan Peterson's talk on TVO's Big Ideas . This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There...
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This is news cast 207, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, explaining my advertise experiment, a change to the podcast's license going forward, and OggCamp 10 . This week's security alerts are OpenDNS adopts and explains DNSCurve and anatomy of a SQL injection attack . In this week's news a new technique for improve random number generation , circumvention is not enough to foil censorship , trade association wants USTR to equate open source with piracy (I've talked about the...
Topic: Re: USACM Digital Government Committee
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week, due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is audio I recorded from a panel I moderated this past weekend at Farpoint . Farpoint was the first convention where I was invited as a participant, four years ago. The panel audio is from the Copyright, Copywrong discussion panel I moderated.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a final reminder I will be at Philcon this weekend, so no news show on Sunday. There almost definitely will be a feature show next week since I should have my interview with Cory to release. Also a revelation, that "Dreams with Sharp Teeth" has convinced me I am not much of a curmudgeon. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is Evil Empire . The feature this week is a...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to my friend Chooch for saving my bacon with the event audio I am sharing as this week's feature. Also, with regards to the show's 5th anniversary, I realize I pretty much said my peace on the subject last week. Just trying to keep that spirit of being receptive to surprise alive going forward. I will save this week's feedback, of which there is rather a lot, until next week. There is no hacker word of the week...
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This is news cast 208, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a huge thank you to Chris Miller for his ongoing donation. Also inspired by my latest appearance on The Secret Lair to discuss free content and supporting artists, some brief thoughts on my own views towards the show and earning something from it. This week's security alerts are a several OpenSSL flaw and research on statistical attacks on security questions . I recommend treating security answers where they are...
Topics: podcast, news
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Another night eating out with better luck followed by a bit of strolling, taking in more of the city including some of the most iconic sights.
Topics: roadtrip, work
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This is news cast 217, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an apology for missing the last news cast. This week's security alerts are attacking the attackers and anti-malware is a poor substitute for common sense . In this week's news NY meet Silicon Valley , the first report from the new IP enforcement czar and some analysis and some reactions , looking at HTML5 beyond video , and an explanation why Share Alike is open and Non Commercial is not . Following up this week, the...
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This is news cast 239, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are Google remotely removes Android malware receiving criticism for doing so and unmasking anonymous emails . In this week's news, an advance in magnetic resonance used in quantum computing , Craig Newmark's new site for connecting supporters with not-for-profits , the history and future of internet enabled activism , and questioning whether libraries should become TechShops . Following up this week...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Simon, John, and Duane for their support through BitCoin and to Wild Biker for his generous year end donation. There is no new hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is my interview with Jon Spriggs about his new project, cchits.net . In the course of the interview we mention Hacman , Glyn Moody , PRS going after a barber , the singing shop worker who also got snared by a...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week was from R.Ash who posted a comment in response to my rant on the innovation tax. The Hacker Word of the Week is flat . The feature this week is a monologue exploring the notion of 2nd adopters. Thanks to my friend, and co-host of Living Proof , John Taylor Williams for suggesting the topic. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is news cast 233, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, apologies to Sean or anyone else who took offense at my uncritical reading of the Jargon File entry on fisking. Sean filled in more of the story while I was ignorant that the story even existed. He also offers up one of the articles to which the entry refers. I will endeavor to do better, to not share an entry that refers to a specific person or event without more careful reading and consideration. This week's security...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no new hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is my interview with Cory Doctorow about his newly launched anthology, " With a Little Help ". Look for an article soon at Publishers Weekly from Cory about the experimental nature of the project so far. Russell Galen is Cory's agent who included a piece in the anthology. Ideo's innovation platform is OpenIdeo . Even...
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are multiplatform Java botnet spotted in the wild and NoScript Anywhere in development for Android . In this week's news, comic for kids about free software , techno-optimism and its critics , Marlinspike's Android firewall blocks location data and suspicious network connections from apps , and Mozilla refuses to take down MafiaaFire Rediector add on that overcomes DHS domain seizures reminding us why...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thoughts on a project Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs brought to my attention. The hacker word of the week this week is flap . The feature this week is a discussion I had with my collaborator on the Living Proof Brew Cast , John Taylor Williams, about hacking your brew. John mentions a wonderful book that speaks to this hackish take on brewing, " Radical Brewing " by Randy Mosher. View the detailed...
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be at Freedom to Connect later this month, then at Balticon . In June, I will be in London from the 7th to the morning of the 19th. I will be taking a brief side trip to Paris the 10th through the 12th. In July, I will be at OSCon . Come and find me at any of these events or places or feel free to send a note if you are interested in a meet up. This week's security alerts are a proof of concept Android trojan that uses motion...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Please check out Flattr if you haven't already and send me an email if you'd like a voucher for a few euro or dollars if you are a new user. The hacker word of the week this week is fool . The feature this week is a monologue that attempts to bring to the surface some of the assumptions that inform my world view as a self identified hacker for examination and hopefully discussion. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are a new slow motion DoS attack and mapping malware into beautiful 3D models . In this week's news, a semantic line interface , considering internet access as a human right , why you don't need a college degree to be a profession coder , and a call to bring back the busy signal , at least metaphorically. Following up this week file sharing religion officially recognized in Sweden and first SOPA's DNS...
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This episode is an experiment. I recorded an extemporized monologue in my car during what is a fairly regular drive for my right now. I expressed my gratitude for, and inspiration from, Patrick McLean , in particular his return to The Seanachai, and Dave Slusher . I talked about the new car I bought at the end of January, my reasons for buying it and my experience of genuinely feeling that I am driving a computer.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Dr. Pamela Gay , most recently of CosmoQuest . I invited her on to talk both about her adventures in crowd sourced citizen science and some of the technology focused aspects of her work. View the detailed show notes online .
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Just some random thoughts from my last night in Budapest as I prepare for the grueling trip back home.
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Another clear and beautiful day and plenty of excuses to be out enjoying it. While further enjoying the local beer, I also had a nice reminder of home in anticipation of my upcoming return trip.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thank you to Sarah for her very generous year end donation. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Randy Chertkow, co-founder of Beatnik Turtle , to discuss the new 2nd edition of the book he co-authored, the Indie Band Survival Guide . View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Josh for his donation and a call for ideas for a premium for larger donations. I'm looking for something as unique and distinctive as the merit badges that would be appropriate for $50 or more and monthly donations of $5 or more. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is fat-finger . The feature this week is a rant where I try to get to exactly what it is that bugs me...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Eric, Bryan and Will all in some way responding to the last feature about switching my wife back to Linux. The hacker word of the week this week is for free . The feature this week is a further discussion of a topic I've visited before , geek fatigue, this time focusing more on combating it, especially the form the arises from experiences like my return to Linux. View the detailed show notes...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I thank Michael E. for his very generous donation, the amount for which was inspired by Gematria . Listener feedback this week is from Kevin, Chris and Samuel all in response to my feature on upgrading Android. The alternate OS install Chris mentions can be found here . The hacker word of the week this week is forked . The feature this week is an interview with Kevin O'Brien, one of the organizers behind the Ohio Linux...
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Archived audio in various formats of the promo spots for The Command Line Podcast.
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention. Code Smells, Ethical Smells A cartoon guide to Flux Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared Matthew Garrett Forks the Linux Kernel
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are researchers develop improve quantum encryption and five year old remote code execution hole patched in Samba . In this week's news, algorithms for smart sand that sculpts itself , print your own robots being developed , exotics electronics may be possible with topological insulators , and multi-core chips as mini internets . Following up this week The Pirate Bay promotion attracts over 5,000 artists and...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Kreg Steppe and Geoff for their generous support through their donations this past week. Also, if you have not taken the Ada Lovelace Day Pledge please do so . Sydney Padua's madcap web comic has my favorite depiction of Ada, one I'll bear in mind as I choose my subject to blog on the day. Listener feedback this week is from Eric and Jon in response to my interview with Nina Paley , specifically our...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a correction on the rant (I recorded it previously) based on further explanation by Cory in the Lab Out Loud interview about price discrimination and demand elasticity. Also, Happy Ada Lovelace Day . As pledged, I've written a blog post for the day. I also share a badge update . And thanks go to new monthly donor, Andrew. Listener feedback this week is from an anonymous correspondent agreeing with my thoughts on the...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. As I explain in the intro, this podcast is the first produced entirely on my brand new system, from ZaReason . There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a new installment in the How This Hacker Sees.. series (which still wants for a dedicate bumper and music) on the subject of ebooks. In it, I mention EPUBReader , O'Reilly Media , No Starch Press , Manning , Baen , Tor , HBR , and Story Bundle . View...
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Another good day though a solid reminder, along with my now full schedule for tomorrow, that this is a business trip for me, as much as I try to get out to explore local cuisine and culture.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Graham and [si]dragon for their donations. Also, a quick review of " Permanence ", by Karl Schroeder. Listener feedback this week is from Robert who posted a comment in response to my NoSQL rant. The hacker word of the week this week is block transfer computations . The feature this week is a monologue consider Dr. Who as a hacker. In it, I mention a section from the Wikipedia page on Dr. Who .
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I am on a long stay in London with a three day side trip to Paris. This is the first of hopefully at least a few recordings for this trip since it is my first time to London. This part includes my first impressions of the city and a bit about some of the non-work activities I've already undertaken.
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This is news cast 197, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A reminder in the intro that I will be at Philcon this coming weekend, the 20th. I am going expressly to interview Cory Doctorow about his new book, MAKERS , as well as hopefully some of his other projects . If you have questions you'd like me to consider including in the interview, send them to me this week. This week's security alerts are Firefox bugs account for 44% of all browser bugs and considering whether antivirus is dead ....
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Craig for another donation, a particularly generous one this time. Also a heads up on some upcoming travel, to Transfabric in Budapest and Ohio Linux Fest . This week's security alerts are child finds a flaw in mobile games and a clear illustration of why the common wisdom about secure passwords may be bad advice . In this week's news, UCLA is the latest school to offer a digital humanities program (similar...
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I note that Balticon is coming up again soon and discuss a project in which I've been invited to participate. This week's security alerts are Twitter now has two factor authentication and understanding the empirical evidence around security and programming best practices . In this week's news, an AI that solves Super Mario , an opinion about ending standardization of HTML , neuro-mimetic processors finally give...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is flavor . The feature this week is a monologue, as suggested by Don, exploring the dictum with which I close every show: hack your world. I mention Oxblood Ruffin's recent interview in which he so well defines hacktivism. I mention the book my reaction against which set my on this larger course. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I mention Tweet the Debates and the Cosmoquest 24-hour Hangout . This week's security alerts are how passwords files are cracked and proof of concept of malware injection by iOS charger . In this week's news, a fair and sustainable smartphone , an innovative smart door lock , an incidental distributed supercomputer platform , and gesture recognition via WiFi . Following up this week, EFF launches campaign to bust latest...
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I rushed this episode out for listeners who do not read the web site. I wanted to let those listeners know about the coming change in feeds, in case of any disruptions. I am hoping there are no problems, but if someone has one, I want them to have the heads up and to know I will help where I can if there are any feed hiccups. I discuss some listener feedback, namely Pete's recommendation of the Gundo plugin for vim and Tim's move from nano to vim....
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I share the wonderful news that due to a very generous friend I'll be returning to Dragon*Con this year. I talk a bit about my history with this convention and how this surprise trip is part of a recent positive trend after a rough year.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will save listener feedback for the next show. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is the second of two panel recordings I captured at Balticon 44 . The panel was titled, "Free Yourself: Open Source Software for Everyday Use". My co-panelists were Brad Smith and none other than Eric Raymond. I found ESR to be especially fascinating on this panel, with...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I wanted to give a heartfelt thanks to Chris Miller for his work helping me with the drafts of my features in the last few months. Chris has been on my podcast, too, a couple of times . I also want to thank Rob and Curtis for their donations. Listener feedback this week was from Jed in response to the feature on API design and Ethan to revisiting geek fatigue. The hacker word of the week this week is fish . The...
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